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RELIGIOUSITY & AFRICANISM: DISCUSSING PURPLE HIBISCUS

Title: Purple Hibiscus Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Pages: 310 Date of Publication: 2006 Publisher: Farafina Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola The novel is quite an interesting long piece that is predominantly about a family and their relatives. As it is known, Africans are predominantly communal in nature. The narration technique was in …

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IPADABO

(Lati inu owe: Teni begi loju)Igi aruwedandan ni, Igi le ge, E o fa tu. Ti e o ba ti tu iru, Emi opin, Ise o tan, Eyi te se o soro,Ese meji loseyin!A si fi meji tesiwaju. A se ni se ara re,Oro pe emi loun se,Oun a fi ori se lotojo,Oun a fi ipa …

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PUT

Put on a good listening habit, Put behind the past, Put on a new attitude, Put on the best to stand out, Put yourself in the best position, Put on the best strategy of waiting on the LORD, Put off shining before you time, Pick up your entitlement. (c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria

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GOOD HEALTH

May the skin live long in clothes, May the skin not be hidden for rashes. May the head stay well on the neck, May the head not heave in aches. May the mind be sound in the body, May the mind not be insane on earth.  May the internal organs be in peace,May they not …

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ON THE WATER

The breeze of the water, Makes me cold and calm, I become refreshed. We speed again wave, Fly on wave, Tossed here and there, Rocked around, The ever moving water,Buzzing against the shore. Some on the way to work,Some to catch fun,Some to secure in uniform,some moving goods across the ocean,Thousands plying. May I always be in …

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THE EGG BEARS IT

The egg bears it, Preparatory to lunch, they egg we want, bathing to go for daily bread, returning to have talkie-talkie missing. 3 talkie-talkie with four chips, Disappering in ajiffy, perfect job, no trace,Spoke with folks earlier,not reachable is the next slang,Thank God they were creditless,and the wisdom of address book,talkie-talkie missing. Endless search for the missing …

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OREKELEWA

Orekelewa, Eniti o ri ewa loye, Mo ri orekelewa to wumi, Lati ijo ti alaye ti daye, Ewa wa loju eniti o n wo, Ewa ti e koja oju, Ewa re de nu, Ewa re mu ife wa si okan mi, Ewa re lo je ki n moyii re,Mo mo yii oun ti mo ni,Maa si paa mo,Mo …

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LISTEN WELL

Who is wise? Let him come, Wisdom beckons at him. Who can stand? Stand not to hear this, You can’t be knowledgeable, If this eludes you. Learn from past experiences,Have you ever experienced it?Learn from them,They know it,Let them narrate their ordeal,Then you will be wise,Life will be much pleasant for you,Listen! Listen well! Lati inu …

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LAST NIGHT

Photo Credit: Guze Art World 08062382540 I promised my fatherA night would comeThat would be my last nightUnder his roofYes, I will belong to another manThe man I can call mineYou were my man since birth,The end has come to your leadershipFor the man of my dream From this time …

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ORO IFE BI ADANWO NI

Oro ife bi adanwo ni,Ife lakoja ofin o laye o,Ololufe mi je ka lofe,Mo ri sisi kan o dara bi egbin,A mo lese bi Ogburo,Sisi oun dara olewa,Omoge to gbafe,Emi o mo an ti mo le gbegba,Afi ki n fi saye,Anowa(Pls substitute with desired name) baby ko wale E wo …

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